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Happy Friday, Ladies! Summer is in full swing in my neck of the woods, and that means lots of pool time and eating outdoors for my family. #andlotsofchipsanddips
When there’s not a heat index of 112 degrees that is. Because yeah, that happened last week.
When we moved in 5 years ago, we had a covered back porch, but the rest of the backyard was a blank slate. We bought the house knowing that we would eventually get a pool, and we decided to really go for it when working with the designers. In addition to the pool and spa, we added an outdoor kitchen, and this covered gazebo after living in the house for a little over a year.
The gazebo makes the perfect spot for dining al fresco!
When eating outdoors, we’ve always used paper products since we never wanted to risk having glass by the pool, but I’d been wanting something a little fancier for a while, and Macy’s came through in a big way! Also, now through June 30th, you can save 25% on select merchandise during Macy’s Summer Sale with the code STYLE.
When I came across these melamine dishes (50% OFF right now until June 30th!) they were my jumping off point for a fun little backyard refresh. Everything just kind of snowballed from there, and before I knew it, I had purchased quite a few serving pieces, pillows, towels, etc. You know, it’s the whole “if you give a mouse a cookie” phenomenon.
Don’t the dishes look like beautiful pottery dishes from Mexico? Well, they’re not! They’re melamine and totally outdoor safe! There are absolutely no worries about dropping a dish and breaking it, which I love. And I also LOVE that they are dishwasher safe.
The 12 piece set is an incredible deal and includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, and 4 cereal bowls. In the picture below you are actually seeing a separate turquoise dinner plate (50% OFF right now) with the salad plate and bowl from the set. I grabbed them because I knew I would love the added pop of color when layering the dishes.
Don’t you want to fill your plate up with yummy food, fix yourself a drink, and stay awhile?
The beaded round place mats are DARLING. I love the texture that they add to the table, and the multi-color beads are so festive!
The yellow fringe napkins added just the color contrast needed for the table. They are a bright sunshine yellow, and the fringe adds such a nice detail.
How amazing is this brightly colored utensil caddy? I thought it was such a great find, and it’s 25% OFF right now with the code STYLE! I love the brightly colored handles, and the storage rack makes the whole thing perfectly portable for outdoor entertaining. (Click HERE for other Fiesta products that would adds tons of color and fun to both your outdoor and indoor parties.)
The pitcher is a pretty blue acrylic with a great hammered texture. Perfect for backyard use, and at 50% OFF, it’s only $12.99 right now!
The melamine tidbit plates are great for tiny little bites, and the galvanized tin tray is just what I needed for transporting items in and out during a party. It also serves as a perfect tray to house items in an organized way. The tidbit plates are 50% OFF, and the tin tray is 25% OFF.
Come on over!
I almost always serve guacamole when we have people over, and this chip and dip server tray has this handy top that keeps bugs away when we aren’t eating out of it! I love a great chip and dip tray, and Macy’s has lots to choose from HERE.
Here you can see how the table sits in relation to the pool and the loungers across the way.
These loungers are my favorite place to hang out in the backyard. And I gave them a bit of a refresh as well with some bright blue pillows and new beach towels. We’ve found that we can never have enough beach towels around, so I love picking new ones up here and there when I find a great deal! The pillows and the beach towels featured today are all 25% OFF!
And get this…the beach bag is 60% OFF! WHAT A DEAL!
And Macy’s is always a great resource for cover ups and swimsuits. I think they have the best selection out there, especially for one pieces (which are totally my jam). And how cute is my beach bag?!?
I love both my cover up and my sandals, and they are both on SUPER SALE right now.
This little part of our outdoor kitchen is always a prime place for gathering and snacking.
You can click HERE for all of the serving pieces available from this Capri Isle collection including a large serving bowl, oval platter, and even a chip and dip option. The prices right now are incredible, and almost everything in the collection is 50% OFF!
The succulents and cactus are real. I picked them up at my favorite local grocery store. Fun tip: the tin planter and the celadon green planter were originally candle holders!
These vibrant orange pillows caught my eye and I’m so glad I picked them up. I love how they add some bright and cheery color to this corner of our yard.
This beverage dispenser is absolutely perfect when you have a crowd. Large quantities of water, lemonade, and sweet tea are some obvious choices…but think how great a beautiful Sangria would look in this container! And you can find a 2-piece set HERE that has better stock. I actually wish I had the set!
similar black and white striped pool umbrella (in background)
wood tray with galvanized bowls (25% OFF)
If you remember, I took a poll at the bottom of my last Macy’s post asking what home project y’all wanted to see, and the backyard vote won by far! SO, THANK YOU! I’m so glad y’all wanted to see this, because we are thrilled with all of our new pieces. In fact, I had so much fun doing this one, that I’m going to keep going. The plan for next month is to get some outdoor rugs and more pillows to freshen up our seating area! Yay!
I hope you enjoyed this little peak into part of our backyard! And I hope that it’s inspired you to possibly do a bit of a refresh of your own. We’ve been so happy with our new backyard items, and we are enjoying our time out there more than ever. Just click on any items you are interested in and shop them all during during Macy’s Summer Sale where you can save 25% OFF with the code STYLE (on many of the items)!
A huge THANK YOU to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.